He Was The Last Japanese WWII Soldier To Surrender, in 1974!

  Hiroo Onoda in 1944

Hiroo Onoda in 1944

World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945. As for Southeast Asia and Oceania, peace only came several months later on September 2, when Japan finally surrendered. Except for one man, that is. For him, WWII only ended in 1974.

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